What Amy Adams Did Was Classy As Balls No Matter How You Feel About The War(s)
On Friday, Amy Adams tried to quietly pull a super classy move by giving a soldier her first class seat on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles. She discreetly arranged it with the flight crew and almost got away with it except ESPN2’s Jemele Hill happened to also be in first class and immediately blabbed to ABC News turning it into the biggest story of the day, almost all of it positive for Amy, who unfortunately got bombarded by Inside Edition as soon as she got off the plane. Where she also, by the way, politely posed for selfies with coach passengers (above). Anyway, my main point here is that, this being the Internet, it didn’t take long for contrarians to start shitting on her because troops are “killers and occupiers.” (That link is to a comment, not the post.) To which I say, oh, shut the fuck up. Were the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan absolute bullshit that just created more terrorism? Yes, demonstrably so. Is that the troops’ fault? What? God, no. And, of course, the rebuttal to that is, “Well, they volunteered.” You’re right, they did, and it could be for a myriad of reasons: Actual patriotism, money for college, a misplaced sense of revenge of 9/11 that they immediately rethought (or didn’t) halfway through their tour, a well-placed sense of providing humanitarian aid, or perhaps just no other option in life because of rampant unemployment and dwindling living wages while CEOs and shareholders get richer and richer because Jesus loves capitalism. The fact is, you have no idea, so chill the fuck out, and save your ire for the politicans that actually caused this mess. All you’re doing is weakening any case against these murderous shitfests that actual assholes profited from by throwing the baby out with the bathwater. More importantly, Amy Adams’ breasts were insane in American Hustle, so she could give an ISIS member her seat if she wanted to. Your argument is invalid.